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An assortment of toys and kids’activities from M&S




Photographer: Katie Hammond

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So long, school run. Hey, lazy summer days. Except they’re not exactly lazy when you’ve got kids. Here’s how to cope

Yes. The moment most parents have dreamed of every Monday morning since Easter is finally here. School is out – hooray! But a few days in, you realise you need a plan. Not a grand, campervanning-around-Europe plan, just a low-level strategy to survive the cries of “I’m bored!” And here it is: your box of tricks. Whether you’re in the car, on a plane, or stuck inside on a rainy day, you need an arsenal of activities to whip out when the whinging starts. Pick your favourites – from making friendship bracelets to building clay animals, we have so many to choose from. Winner.
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